Worth Saving?

Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” John 18:11

Jesus asks Peter the ultimate rhetorical question (one that doesn’t need answered). In essence Jesus is saying, “Let it go, Peter. I need to do this!”

God the Father gave Jesus the Son a task and a burden. He accepted it willingly despite the fact that he could have called hosts of angels to rescue Him at a moment’s notice. At any stage in the leadin to the crucifixion and even on the cross He could have issued a command to end it.

But He didn’t.

So we’re left with another important and unanswerable question: why?

Sure we know that God so loved the world and all that, but why?

Why were we worth saving?

It, too, is rhetorical but the answer I suspect lies not in us but in Him.

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